Here are some resources related to  deepening your spirituality in nature you might find useful. Please send us other items you find interesting, and we will put them on our site.






Abram, David. Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More –Than-    
    Human World. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.


Ackerman, Diane. The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us. New York: W.W.
    Norton, 2014.


Ayres, Elizabeth. Invitation to Wonder: a journey through the seasons. Tall Timbers:

    Veriditas Books, 2010.


Boss, Gayle. All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings.
    Brewster: Paraclete Press, 2016.


Berry, Thomas. The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty

    First Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.


Buzzell, Linda, ed. Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press,



Chase, Steven. Nature as Spiritual Practice. Grand Rapids: Eerdsman Publishing, 2011.


Chase, Steven. A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice. Grand Rapids:
    Eerdsman Publishing, 2011.


Christie, Douglas. The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology.

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Clark, Susan. Celebrating Earth Holy Days. Chestnut Ridge: Crossroad Publishing

    Company, 1992.


Dahill, Lisa and James B. Martin-Schramm, eds. Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a

    Planet in Peril. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2016.


Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs. New York: Experiment, 2015.


Kaza, Stephanie. The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees. New York: Fawcett
    Columbine, 1993.


Lane, Belden C. The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. Exploring Desert and Mountain

    Spirituality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.


Lane, Belden, C. Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice. Oxford:

    Oxford University Press, 2015.


Lee, Llewellyn Vaughan, ed. Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth: A Spiritual Response to

    our Present Ecological Crisis. Point Reyes Station: The Golden Sufi Center, 2013.


Luov, Richard. The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit

    Disorder. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2011.


Macy, Joanna. World as Lover, World as Self. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1991.


Macy, Joanna, and Johnstone, Chris. Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without

    Going Crazy. Novato: New World Library, 2012.


McDaniel, Jay and Patricia Adams Farmer, eds.  Replanting Ourselves in Beauty: Toward

    an Ecological Civilization. Anoka: Process Century Press, 2015.


McDaniel, Jay. With Roots and Wings. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1995.


McFague, Sallie. Super, Natural Christians. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.


McFague, Sallie. The Body of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993.


Norcross, Beth. (2016). Contributing Voices. In Denise Dombkowski Hopkins (Eds.), Psalms:

    Books 2-3 (pages of chapter). Collegeville: Liturgical Press.

Painter, Christine Valters. Water, Wind, Earth and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying

    with the Elements. Notre Dame: Sorin Books, 2010.


Plotkin, Bill. Nature and the human soul: cultivating wholeness and community in a fragmented

    world. Novato: New World Library, 2008.

Plotkin, Bill. Wild mind: a field guide to the human psyche. Novato: New World Library, 2013.


Rupp, Joyce. The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons: The Circle of Life. Notre Dame:
    Sorin Books, 2005.


Sanders, Scott Russell. A Conservationist Manifesto. Bloomington: Indiana University

    Press, 2009.


Schmidt, Gary, and Felch, Susan M., eds. Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season.

    Woodstock: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2004.


Schmidt, Gary, and Felch, Susan M., eds. Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season.

    Woodstock: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2006.


Schmidt, Gary, and Felch, Susan M., eds. Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season.

    Woodstock: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2005.


Schmidt, Gary, and Felch, Susan M., eds. Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season.

    Woodstock: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2003.

Stanley, Bruce. Forest Church. Vestra: Anamchara Books, 2014.


Taylor, Barbara Brown. Alter in the World. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2010.


Thompson, Mary Reynolds. Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us

    to Wholeness. Ashland: White Cloud Press, 2015.


Walker Leslie, Clare. The Curious Nature Guide: Explore the Natural Wonders All Around

    You. North Adams: Storey Publishing, 2015.


Weldon, Johnson, James. God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse – The

    Creation. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.


Bahnson, Fred. “The Priest in the Trees: Feral faith in the age of climate change.” Harper’s

    Magazine, December, 2016. Accessed December 19, 2016.


Fears, Darryl. “Nature videos made violent prisoners more peaceful.” The Washington Post,  

    August 5, 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.   



Hart, Jane. “Prescribing Nature Therapy for Improved Mental Health.” Alternative and   

    Complementary Therapies, v22 n4, 2016: 161-163. Accessed November 10, 2016.



Macy, Joanna. Deep Times Journal. Accessed November 10, 2016.


Messer Diehl, Elizabeth R. “Gardens that Heal.” Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind,   

    edited by Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist, 166-173. San Francisco: Sierra Club Press,  



Oppenheimer, Mark. “Young Methodists Plant Churches With Environmental Gospel.” New

    York Times, September 4, 2015. Accessed November 16, 2016. 



Robinson, Tim. “The Role of Nature in Spiritual Formation.” Leaven, v22

    n11 (2014): 9-14. Accessed November 10, 2016.


Sanders, Scott Russell. “Kinship and Kindness: On deepening our connection with our fellow

    beings.” Orion Magazine, May/June 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.


Smith, Daniel B. “Is There an Ecological Unconscious?” The New York Times, January 27,

    2010. Accessed November 10, 2016. 



Louv, Richard. “The Right to a Walk in the Woods.” Children and Nature Network,

    January 19, 2015. Accessed November 10, 2016.



Norcross, Beth. “Eye on the Sparrow.” Sojourners, August 2012. Accessed on November

    10, 2016.


Rohr, Richard. “Nature Reflects God’s Goodness.” The Center for Action and

    Contemplation, November 16, 2016. Accessed on November 16, 2016.


Suttie, Jill. “We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too.”

    Yes! Magazine, March 12, 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.


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